SWINDON skipper Mike Thompson has no doubt a first win of the season is just around the corner for his side after a tough start in South West One East so far.

The Greenbridge Road outfit sit bottom of the table after three games, having already shipped 157 points and only score 24 themselves.

Thompson concedes the team are currently going through a transition period after a summer of change in playing and coaching personnel.

On Saturday, Swindon travel to an Oxford Harlequins side who picked up their second bonus-point win of the campaign last weekend, and Thompson is sure everything will come together for the team sooner rather than later.

“I don’t think we are very far away from that first win,” said Thompson.

“There is a massive difference to where we are now from where we were this time a year ago. We had a new coaching team come in over the summer and new players join too.

“We are clicking together and it just takes a bit of time. We are not a million miles away.

“The first three games were against teams that will probably end up in the top four. It’s a tough start.

“It’s easy to stick together when things are going well, but easy to fall apart when things aren’t going well. It’s a good test of character for the group.

“When you have bad times, it makes the good ones even better, and I am sure they will start to come soon.”

Elsewhere, Royal Wootton Bassett are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the campaign last weekend at Salisbury.

Alan Low’s side host Stratford Upon Avon on Saturday, with the visitors having lost all three of their matches so far.

Head coach Low said: “We were disappointed with the result last Saturday, but we still played some really good rugby in places and we need to remember that.

“We scored some good tries and we left a few points out there too. We just need to polish up on a few bits that we got wrong.

“We travelled to Salisbury last weekend knowing we had two good results in the bag and we didn’t get off the bus with the right mindset.

“We need to make sure it is right if we are to get back to form.

“You look around the league and the scores are all over the place, so we can’t afford to look at Stratford’s start and take them lightly.

“If they turn up with a better attitude than us, it’ll be a long day.”

Supermarine travel to Swanage & Wareham in the Dorset & Wilts Senior Vase first round, but Swindon College Old Boys have no game.